As of today, Myanmar has confirmed 8 cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus). I expect those numbers to bloom as time goes on. But this isn't about 'Rona...this post is about me. I'm okay (mostly). I know that family and friends were very concerned with me being here in Asia given everything that's on the news nonstop… Continue reading Covid-19 and Grieving the Future
One of the things I enjoy the most about living here in Yangon is probably the fact that food is so inexpensive. For the most part, if you stick with buying produce that are local or in season, it is pretty cheap. The more westernized the food product, the more expensive it is. Here are… Continue reading Cheap Eats and Why I Don’t Cook Much These Days
These past two weeks I got to do a bit of travel for work and the food was so amazing. Here is but a sampling. Myanmar foods have some interesting smells but always contain some green vegetables, pickled items, curried meats, rice and noodles. It's a mashup of Chinese, Indian and Thai influence. Yes, that… Continue reading Food
I can't even write like I've traveled around the place much since I've been here. The extent of my travels has been in Yangon where I live, Pyay, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Daw and those were for school field trips. But Myanmar has some pockets of gems, outside of it's dirty façade. It is a… Continue reading Explore Myanmar
I just wanted to share some “lost file” photos of the Makers Market I went to some months ago. Makers Market is a cool pop up market that happens the first Sunday of each month at Kandawgyi Lake in the evening time. Vendors sell some pretty cool stuff that you wouldn’t find in the malls… Continue reading Makers Market
To put simply, No. Is it all adventurous and exploring? No. I work. And I be tired. And Fridays I get excited to go home after football practice and just chill in my longyi and chat with Z over wine about the week. My life isn't glamorous but I enjoy it. My salary affords me… Continue reading Have I Glamorized the Living Abroad Experience?
And a lack of patience on my part. I'm still getting into my groove a month later. I actually just got my internet installed today. Yay for small miracles. But let me tell you about the process. Almost three weeks ago, I went to the plaza and got signed up for internet services. I was… Continue reading A Comedy of Errors…